Since the summer began, I’ve heard nothing but hype for the Tall Ships Erie Festival.
I’ve been told it’s one of the best festivals that comes to Erie, and it only happens once every three years. So of course, I have to see for myself.
As fresh eyes to all things Tall Ships, I’ll be documenting the festival throughout the weekend on our social channels, with Facebook live posts at noon and 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Facebook.com/GoErie.
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Starting Wednesday I’ll be covering festival preparations on Erie’s bayfront, possibly going live on the GoErie.com | Erie Times-News Facebook page. It’s a chance to get a peak into all that goes into pulling this tri-annual festival off. And you should head over to my Twitter account, @BayleeDeMuth, for live updates on the set-up process, as well.
On Thursday, I’ve been invited to sail on the U.S. Brig Niagara during the Parade of Sail, which starts at 4 p.m. I’ll be going live on Facebook to showcase how the ships get into formation for the parade and to share what it’s like from the Niagara’s perspective as it sails through the bay.
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Instagram Stories and Reels
On Friday, make sure to check out our Instagram account, @goeriecom, where I’ll be posting interactive Instagram stories throughout the day. At noon and 3 p.m., check back on our Facebook where I’ll be going live, touring ships or showcasing festival performances. I will also be updating a Twitter thread with festival happenings throughout the day. If you miss any of my coverage, don’t worry, I’ll be recapping the day with an Instagram reel to highlight Friday’s events.
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On Saturday, I’ll post more Instagram stories of festival performances and local vendors you’ll find throughout the bayfront. Facebook lives will take place again at noon and 3 p.m., as well as a new live Twitter thread that I’ll update throughout the day. I will also be ending Saturday with an Instagram reel recap, so make sure to check it.
If there’s a ship you think I should tour, a must-see performance or food you think I should try, I want to know. Throughout the festival, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a message through Facebook, Instagram or Twitter of things you would like to see covered.
See you at the festival.
Baylee DeMuth can be reached at 814-450-3425 or email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter @BayleeDeMuth.
This article originally appeared on Erie Times-News: Tall Ships Erie live social media coverage by reporter Baylee DeMuth